PE HUB First Read

First Read begins your morning with news that China has closed its stock market to commemorate a World War II anniversary, Sony Pictures settles data breach lawsuit with former workers and Happy Birthday to eBay: the online shopping and auction website turns 20 years old today.


PE HUB First Read

First Read begins your morning with news that Petco has filed for its third IPO, Chinese stocks tank more than six percent and July 2015 was very likely Earth’s hottest month on record.


Giosis snaps up $82.1 mln Series A

Singapore-based Giosis, the parent company of Pan-Asian ecommerce platform Qoo10, has secured $82.1 million in Series A funding. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd led the round with participation from eBay, Saban Capital Group, UVM 2 Venture Investments LP, Brookside Capital and Oak Investment Partners.

VC-backed Udemy hires two VPs

San Francisco-based online education marketplace Udemy has appointed Robert Wong as vice president of product and Grégory Boutté as vice president of content. Previously, Wong worked at Sidecar where he served as vice president of product while Boutté most recently worked as vice president of eBay Motors & Electronics for eBay North America. Udemy’s backers include Stripes Group, Norwest Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Lightbank, MHS Capital and Learn Capital.

Asha Jones listens to the speakers during a rally outside the State House to get the Confederate flag removed from the grounds in Columbia, South Carolina June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1HRVL

PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Walmart, Amazon, Sears and eBay will stop selling Confederate flag merchandise, Qatar teams up with RSE Ventures to buy a stake in Formula One, and in addition to their team not winning a World Series since 1986, New York Mets fans are also the worst spellers in baseball, says new study.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, eBay sells Craigslist stake back to Craigslist, Google bans “revenge porn” from search results and Duff & Phelps explores sale that could value it as much as $1.3 bln, including debt.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, GE plans on divesting most of its finance unit as it continues to reorganize, GoDaddy buys marketplace startup Elto and sorry Superman, but Batman is dominating comic book sales on eBay.


peHUB First Read

First Read starts your morning with news of Pinterest raising $367 million in funding at a $11 billion valuation, Apple plans on launching its web TV service in the fall and at the Ellen Pao trial, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker says the firm doesn’t discriminate.


peHUB First Read

First Read kicks off your morning with news of Morgan Stanley agreeing to a $2.6 billion mortgage settlement, Google is reportedly considering a stake in Jawbone and Auto Trader plans to launch an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.


peHUB First Read

First Read hits this week’s homestretch with news eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs, Microsoft unveils a new holographic headset and Uber raises a whole bunch o’ money.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, eBay says it will cut 2,700 jobs and put its enterprise unit up for sale, Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans and whether the New England Patriots be disqualified from the Super Bowl.


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First Read hunkers down for the #rainmageddon with news Microsoft is set to accept bitcoin payments for digital content, Hilton in talks to buy four hotels from Blackstone and eBay may eliminate thousands of jobs in early 2015.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the iPhone 6 is way more popular than the iPhone 6 plus, the Onion goes up for sale, Microsoft is launching a web-based version of Skype and the first women-focused venture summit has been postponed until next year.


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In Second Opinion, Facebook Q3 earnings beat expectations with $3.2 bln revenue, HBO is laying off more than 150 employees this week, and the second U.S. nurse who was infected with Ebola has been declared free of the virus.

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